The barite is a colorless or white substance and at Blueline Industries we are the major suppliers and producers of the element barium in UAE. We provide various kinds like barite, Celestine, anglesite, etc. They are used as the weighting agents for drilling fluids in gas and oil exploration.
Our baryte is used in various petroleum industries as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration to suppress high formation pressures and prevent blowouts. As a well is drilled, the bit passes through various formations, each with different characteristics.
The deeper the hole, the more baryte is needed as a percentage of the total mud mix. An additional benefit of our baryte is that it is non-magnetic and thus does not interfere with magnetic measurements taken in the borehole, either during logging-while-drilling or in separate drill hole logging. Also our barite can be used for drilling petroleum wells can be black, blue, brown or gray depending on the ore body.
The barite we produce are finely ground so that at least 97% of the material, by weight, can pass through a 200-mesh (75 μm) screen, and no more than 30%, by weight, can be less than 6 μm diameter. The ground baryte are highly dense enough so that its specific gravity is 4.2 or greater, soft enough to not damage the bearings of a tricone drill bit, chemically inert, and containing no more than 250 milligrams per kilogram of soluble alkaline salts.
Our baryte is used in added-value applications which include filler in paint and plastics, sound reduction in engine compartments, coat of automobile finishes for smoothness and corrosion resistance, friction products for automobiles and trucks, radiation-shielding cement, glass ceramics, and medical applications (for example, a barium meal before a contrast CT scan).
The baryte provides by us are in a variety of forms and the price depends on the amount of processing; filler applications commanding higher prices following intense physical processing by grinding and micronising, and there are further premiums for whiteness and brightness and color.
It is also used to produce other barium chemicals, notably barium carbonate which is used for the manufacture of LED glass for television and computer screens (historically in cathode ray tubes); and for dielectrics. Also our baryte is used for the production of barium hydroxide for sugar refining, and as a white pigment for textiles, paper, and paint.
Although baryte contains the toxic heavy metal barium, it is not toxic because barium sulfate is extremely insoluble in water. At times our baryte is also sometimes used as a gemstone